HRAC News – GUIDE TO FALL SPORTS – 8/22/2016


Holy Redeemer offers a number of fall sports, many of which are in the registration stage.  All signups are handled online using the SportsPilot system.  The link for SportsPilot registration is in the upper right of the HR Athletics home page –  More information for each of these programs is posted on the HR Athletics website.

Cross Country

HR has a burgeoning cross country program for grades 1-8.  Practices are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15 at and around Holy Redeemer.  The first organizational meeting and practice will be on September 6th at 6:15 pm at Holy Redeemer’s lower field.  Parents’ help/participation is always welcome either at practices or meets. Questions or concerns may be addressed to Grant Bonavia at[email protected] or Mark Toner at [email protected].
Flag Football

The intramural co-ed flag football program is back for grades 2-8.  Games will be on Friday nights, Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings.  Kickoff for the season will be on Friday, September 9th. Registration closes 8/31/16.   If you have any questions contact Sean Neary at[email protected].


In addition to CYO Fall Soccer (grades 1-8) which is accepting late registrants, the Holy RedeemerKindergarten and Nursery School Soccer Program will run on Saturday mornings for approximately five weeks on the turf field.  The first session will be on September 10th and will end on October 22ndHoly Redeemer parish children who attend any kindergarten or 4-year old nursery school program are welcome to participate.  Registration will be online through Sports Pilot – use the link on the HRAthletics site and new users should create an account.  The 4-year olds will practice from 9:00am to 10:00am and the kindergartners will also play from 9:00 am to 10:00 am but they will be run separately.  If you have any questions contact Gabe Albornoz at [email protected].


For any information about these programs and other HR athletic events, please visit the HR Athletics website ( ) or contact one of the HRAC members.

The HRAC is always looking for volunteers/coaches for all sports.  If you have the time or are interested contact one of the coordinators.


Virtus Training:  Protecting God’s Children for Adults

Protecting God’s Children is the mandatory child protection training for all Archdiocese of Washington volunteers who have substantial contact with children.  All coaches for all sports need to take this training, with the exception of high school students under 18 years of age. Coaches/Volunteers are only required to take this course ONE TIME and it covers you forever for both coaching and volunteering at HR.

To review future Virtus training dates visit

HR Golf Tournament

The 28th Annual Holy Redeemer Golf Classic is Friday, October 7, 2016 at Falls Road Golf Course in Potomac, MD. For tournament or sponsorship information contact Bob McCarthy at [email protected].